Episode 3 – The New York State Regents


A momentary bright light in his high school experience, Paul didn’t hate the Regents exams. In today’s episode, we indulge all of Jennifer’s odd quirks related to semantics and get very, very New York-centric.

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New York State Department of Education, History of the Regents Exams (retrieved April 12, 2016)

Johnson, Carol Siri, History of the New York State Regents Exams (retrieved April 12, 2016)

Suggested text from Jack Schneider: From Student Markets to Credential Markets: The Creation of the Regents Examination System in New York State (1864-1890)

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Old Regents exams can be found here. Pour yourself a glass, grab a fellow nerd, and have a blast looking at the kinds of questions high school graduates throughout New York State’s illustrious Regents history were asked.